The Devil Sword

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Hillman Books #140 1960 The Devil Sword
The Devil Sword 180

He Loved And Killed For The Infamous Woman Of France

From the back:

The masked woman missed him with the downward stroke of her naked blade. Her ankle hit his booted foot and she pitched forward, face down on the street. Michel was like an animal as he shifted the direction of his lunge. With one foot gaining purchase on the street stones, he flung himself on top of her. His right hand caught her right wrist: lifted it and shook it until the stiletto went sailing through the air.”
The masked woman who had tried to murder the king’s swordsman was the most scandalous figure in the corrupt French court.
These two — the one known for her amours and the other for his assassinations — were plunged into the affair of the century. A rousing historical novel of the days of intrigue and violence.

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